Yet another question from a beginner

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by fdehaven, Aug 16, 2010.

  1. fdehaven

    fdehaven In the Brooder

    Nov 17, 2009
    Woodland, PA
    My RIR's have just started to lay. I now keep them in the run all day because I'm not sure if they are all laying. How long will it take for them to get into the grove of laying in the nest box? I want to let them free range again but I have 6 acres I let them free range on and that's just a little to much to walk looking for eggs every day.
  2. Camelot Farms

    Camelot Farms Chickenista

    Mine have always been free range since they were too big for the hawks to carry off and they have always laid in the nest boxes...sometime they do silly things like find a bunch of hay in a pile near the barn and lay there. Right now I have 2 that are laying daily in my currently unused rabbit hutch. lol
  3. Mine have been laying for almost a year and I still don't have an answer for that! lol I let mine out to use the attached run around 6:30am, then let them free range after 6:00 pm untill dusk, when I then lock the doors for the night. They have usually finished laying for the day by 6pm, so I don't have to do an egg hunt daily! [​IMG]
  4. kano

    kano Songster

    Aug 24, 2008
    Santiago de Chile
    Quote:They don't lay after this time( 5 or 6 pm.), so do this, until they are all laying in the nest boxes.

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